World An exhibition to see in Paris: When women photograph war
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The Museum of Liberation, in Paris, Brought together the work of eight photoreporters who have covered 75 years of conflicts around the world.
In the ruins, a Palestinian woman dressed in white implores a soldier of the Christian militia. "This image represents the quintessence of suffering", according to Sylvie Zaidman, historian, director of the Paris Liberation Museum. For this photo, Françoise Demulder was the first woman to receive the World Press in 1977.
The common point between the eight women of the exhibition? A huge talent but "All must have fought to get an
We, the women
accreditation and see their photo in the press"
We, the women
"All must have fought to get an
We, the women
accreditation and see their photo in the press", reports the historian.
The intimacy of war
These series cover a period from the Spanish civil war (1936-1939) to the 2010s in Afghanistan. “Photos that symbolize the field of war operations but also have a particular personality. » And if women war photographers have no less talent, one cannot deny « that as women, they had privileged access to the intimacy of the war: the civilian populations, especially the women and children ”.
children actually play in ruins. “It shows another facet of war, more global . Women were also actresses in conflicts. "
“It shows another facet of war, more global
. Women were also actresses in conflicts. "
" The objective is to make women's women better known, to show that they take as many risks on the ground as men. Gerda Taro lost his life on the front during the Spanish civil war in 1937. Anja Niedringhaus, Afghanistan, in 2014.
The photos are striking, the technique is remarkable, freedom of style too. A dive into the heart of the horror of war but has a form of humanity. On an image of Carolyn Cole, a man made up to put himself in the shoes of a warrior, he is pending, seems determined. But we see that he is sweating, terrorized.
"We wanted to make the bridge between past and current wars, even if we did not know what was going to happen in Ukraine ..." whatever the field or the time, the feelings captured by the photographers are the same: the Fear, despair, loneliness ...
Museum of Liberation, 4, avenue du Colonel Rol-Tanguy, Paris XIVE, until December 31.
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